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Legal news from Sunday, November 17, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Friday announced that media entities and other would-be observers will not be allowed to sit in on the first session of the Periodic Review Board (PRB), a parole-style hearing process for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. In 2011 US President Barack Obama issued an executive order …

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by Benjamin Minegar

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Nepalese authorities to conclude the forthcoming Constituent Assembly elections peacefully with a view toward drafting a new constitution. Political and social discord have plagued Nepal since the nation's 2006 civil war abolished the monarchy. The first Constituent Assembly failed in its efforts to draft a new …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday adopted an amendment to the Law for the Prevention of Infiltration, permitting the state to detain undocumented immigrants for up to one year. The amendment is a direct response to an earlier ruling of the Supreme Court of Israel holding that the 2012 amendment to the …

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